An Apple a Day is part of my new series, Visionaries: My Tribute to the Innovators of Fine Art. In this image, I explore the work of the Belgian surrealist René Magritte (1898-1967). Here, I present one of his most famous works, Son of Man (1946).
If you’ve seen The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan, you’ve seen this iconic image of a man with a Granny Smith apple inexplicably floating in front of his face. To keep the surreal tone of the original, An Apple a Day features a postcard replica of the painting with an ultra-realistic still life apple placed “just so” to create the roundest, most dramatic shadow possible.
I have loved Son of Man since I saw a Magritte retrospective at the Marlborough Gallery in London in 1978 - viewing the painting in person was breathtaking for me a young art student
Every museum store in the world carries postcards of their most popular works. I have dozens of these cards featuring every style of painting imaginable.
In this new series,Visionaries: My Tribute to the Innovators of Fine Art,I explore the artistry of these painters - marrying their iconic images with both abstract backgrounds and ultra-realistic still life objects to create something entirely new.
The background of An Apple a Day is one that I don’t get to employ often - a light, daytime sky effect that allowed me to incorporate the landscape genre into my work.
The blue painter’s tape and the postcard are painted in the highly realistic trompe l'oeil style - an optical illusion where the object that was painted looks real. In this case, the tape looks like real tape, stuck to the surface.
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We do our best to provide prints that will be enjoyed by your family for many years to come by using the finest archival materials available.
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